|Up-and-coming Christian rock band Loftland is hitting the road with its own RCF line array system.|
Edison, NJ (March 6, 2013)—Wisconsin-based pop-rock band Loftland has invested in its own touring rig, featuring a D Line line array system from RCF.
The band recently toured as the opening band for Christian rock band Manic Drive, and it was during that time that it realized investing in its own system would be worthwhile.
"When we were out with Manic Drive, we came to appreciate touring with the same system every night," explains Tanner Gibbs, the band’s guitarist and person responsible for the group's FOH and production requirements. "We're heading out on our 'Let's Make It Loud' CD release tour in early March and decided the time was right to invest in our own system."
"We wanted a system that would provide the sonic quality we are used to as well as the flexibility required for the different-sized venues we perform in," Gibbs explains. "One night, we could be at a church that seats 300 and the next at a festival performing for a crowd of 5,000. The system would have to handle our current performance schedule and also grow with us in the future."
Gibbs chose a D Line line array system from RCF that consists of eight HDLA-20A modules, two SUB 8006-AS subwoofers along with two HD-10A active two-way monitors. The HDL 20-A modules are loaded with two 10-inch woofers and a large format 3-inch voice coil compression driver. Powered from a 1400 Watt Peak Power 2-way digital amplifier, each module includes digital signal processing with cluster and HF projection correction and presets for indoor and high curving situations. Featuring two 18-inch transducers with 4-inch inside/outside voice coils, the SUB 8006-AS is powered by a 2500W digital amplifier module.
"The quality and output of the system is tremendous," Gibbs said. "It sounds great, and it gets louder than we need. We are very happy with it and look forward to working with RCF more in the future."